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Obituary, Myna H. Nissen, 77


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Myna Nissen

Myna H. Nissen, 77, passed away on April 22, 2017 at her home in Poulsbo, Washington.  

She was born April 24, 1939 in Petersburg, Alaska to Arnold A. (Lindy) and Emma Lindstrom. The family moved to Ketchikan in 1951. She graduated from Ketchikan High School in 1957 and was married in Ketchikan in 1961. 

She and her two daughters moved to Juneau in 1971. She worked for the State of Alaska DOT for many years. She loved Alaska, and later lived for a time in Sitka, Wasilla and Fairbanks, before moving to Washington state in 1991, residing in Poulsbo for the past ten years.  

She was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Joan Barnett.   

She is survived by; daughters Jennifer Hughes (John) of Seabeck, Washington, Linda Sylvester (Brian) of Juneau; and granddaughters Emma Lily Larsen (Travis) and Caroline Schmitz.  

There will be an interment service at Bayview Cemetery in Ketchikan on July 7.


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